Three-lined Beauty

On this rainy November early morning, here’s a lovely poem from Bashō.

Wrapping the rice cakes
with one hand
she fingers back her hair



By Brett Ann Stanciu

Brett Ann Stanciu lives with her two daughters in Hardwick, Vermont. Her creative nonfiction book, Unstitched: My Journey to Understand Opioid Addiction and How People and Communities Can Heal, will be published by Steerforth Press in September 2021. Her novel about rural life in Vermont, Hidden View, was published in 2015.


  1. Thanks indeed for this splendid poem. Here is one in return:
    a sudden loud noise
    all the pigeons of Venice
    at once fill the sky
    that is how it felt when your hand
    accidentally touched mine
    -Ruby Spriggs
    Have a good evening Brett, GT

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